Horrified Lowell residents had little time and few options

In two minutes, police were shouting over the radio for reinforcements as flames engulfed an apartment building and left seven people dead.

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More than 300 people participated in a traditional Cambodian Buddhist mourning ritual.

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Thearan Sak lost his brother, his brother’s girlfriend, and three of the couple’s five children.

The three-alarm fire broke out in a nine-unit apartment building on Branch Street early today, according to a spokeswoman.

Fire is state’s deadliest in 2 decades

Investigators will review the alarm system in the Lowell building where seven people were killed in an early morning fire.

Larry Lucchino said the Red Sox are “eager to negotiate with [Jon Lester’s] representatives. It’s a question of what time is appropriate for that.’’

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Larry Lucchino hurt like rest of us

The Red Sox president answered a wide range of questions about the state of his team.

Mike Carp (center) was congratulated by his fellow Red Sox after their walkoff win.

red sox 4, white sox 3 (10 inn.)

Another walkoff win for Red Sox

With a 4-3 win on in the series finale, the Red Sox salvaged a split of the four-game set.

Rebels seize nuclear material in Iraq, UN says

Experts believe the material, thought to be uranium, was “low grade.”

Weekly poll

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Eight in 10 poll respondents say their personal financial situation is about the same or worse than it was a year ago.

Capital

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/10/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/new-cover.jpg The 2016 primary circus is coming to New Hampshire

A cluster of possible 2016 hopefuls is making the trek to New Hampshire in what some say is the most wide-open GOP field in memory.